March 25th, 2004, 09:57 PM
IP tracking Tool
I administer a small network in a neighboring city. I frequently VNC into the network using the IP address of the Server. The problem I'm running into is that the network is assigned a dynamic IP address. Can any of you suggest a good tool that I can install on The Windows 2000 server machine that will e-mail or SMS me when the IP address changes???
If no such tool exists is there any similar tool?
March 25th, 2004, 10:05 PM
Wow, a network in which the IP address continuously changes. That is because it is dynamic, which means you don't have a static connection (like cable or T1 for instance). I recommend getting one of those connections because if you have a dynamic IP where it changes after every connection, life will really become bitchy for you, lol.
March 25th, 2004, 10:05 PM
March 25th, 2004, 10:06 PM
I feel like a complete and total dumbass for not remembering that site
March 25th, 2004, 11:12 PM
Well, I can assure you that some cable connections have Dynamic Ip address'. I know this for a fact, same with DSL. In a lot of area's DSL is all that is available for High Speed Internet. So their IP will change when they reboot, or lose their connection.
Originally posted here by Spyder32
That is because it is dynamic, which means you don't have a static connection (like cable or T1 for instance).
I recently was dealing with this very problem, and found that signing up over at www.dyndns.org was the solution I needed. I think that this may help you.
PS>Lets not to forget to tunnle that VNC your running BTW
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March 26th, 2004, 04:49 AM
Thanks for the inputs above but I am familiar with dyndns and that is not quite what I'm looking for. The IP on the server switches about once a month. Instead of me calling one of the people at the place of business and having them 'ipconfig /all' and read me the IP. I was wondering if there is a tool that I can install on that server that will notify me of an IP change and e-mail me or some other form of contact. Dyndns would allow me to tie a name to the IP but that would leave me in the same dillema of updating the ip with dyndns when it changes. Also, haveing a name instead of IP number is not really important because the network is primarily used for ftp and school research.
Edit: Solution found one http://www.ipmonster.com/
March 26th, 2004, 05:02 AM
maybe write a batch file that ipconfigs into a file and then emails the file SMTP style.
ipconfig /all > file.txt
telnet xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx 25 < SMTPscript.txt
maybe that helps?? just a little something to give you an idea of what i mean.
March 26th, 2004, 02:46 PM
I use it for the same purposes. Just add the client to any machine behind your public address (if nat'ng) and any changes to the IP address will automatically get updated to no-ip.com! It will keep your dns name and IP address in sync....works great.
Before that i set up a cron job that would e-mail me the ip address twice a day (not windows)...
wget -O /home/...../myipaddr http://checkip.dyndns.org/
mail -s "urIPaddr" firstname.lastname@example.org < /home/....../myipaddr
Similar to what seven was hinting to. But was not very reliable.
March 28th, 2004, 04:11 AM
Dyndns would allow me to tie a name to the IP but that would leave me in the same dillema of updating the ip with dyndns when it changes.
Wouldn't this update it for you when it changes?
Ipchicken.com is similar to ipmonster...
March 29th, 2004, 04:35 AM
i liked the program called gmip. it stands for get my ip...it automatically emails you your wan ip whenever it changes.... I have the same issue as i have dsl
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